International Trade Administration August 2009 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Ball Bearings and Parts Thereof From France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Reviews and Revocation of an Order in Part
Document Number: E9-20980
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On April 27, 2009, the Department of Commerce published the preliminary results of the administrative reviews of the antidumping duty orders on ball bearings and parts thereof from France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom. The reviews cover 15 manufacturers/exporters. The period of review is May 1, 2007, through April 30, 2008.
Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes from Thailand: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review
Document Number: E9-20978
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting a semiannual new shipper review of the antidumping duty order on circular welded carbon steel pipes and tubes (Pipes and Tubes) from Thailand in response to a request from Pacific Pipe Public Company, Limited (Pacific Pipe). The period of review (POR) is March 1, 2008 through September 30, 2008. The domestic interested parties for this proceeding are Allied Tube & Conduit Corporation and Wheatland Tube Company (petitioners).
Department of Commerce: Industry Outreach in San Francisco, CA, for Climate Change Negotiations Under the UNFCCC
Document Number: E9-20904
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) will host a half-day roundtable for industry participants on September 10, 2009, in San Francisco, California, during which senior U.S. government officials will outline the draft negotiation text of a new agreement under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), provide updates on recent developments, and solicit individual input from participants. The purpose of the industry roundtable is to allow private sector stakeholders, particularly industry and trade associations, to advise U.S. officials on the impact a new UNFCCC agreement could have on their respective operations and on associated commercial opportunities. The DOC anticipates additional outreach events will be held throughout the United States.
Call for Applications for the International Buyer Program Calendar Year 2011
Document Number: E9-20825
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
This notice sets forth objectives, procedures and application review criteria associated with support for domestic trade shows by the International Buyer Program (IBP) of the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC). This announcement covers selection for International Buyer Program participation for calendar year 2011 (January 1, 2011 through December 31, 2011). The purpose of the IBP program is to bring international buyers together with U.S. firms by promoting leading U.S. trade shows in industries with high export potential.
Application(s) for Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instruments
Document Number: E9-20824
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Application(s) for Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instruments
Document Number: E9-20823
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Notice of Scope Rulings
Document Number: E9-20721
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``Department'') hereby publishes a list of scope rulings completed between January 1, 2009, and March 31, 2009. In conjunction with this list, the Department is also publishing a list of requests for scope rulings and anticircumvention determinations pending as of March 31, 2009. We intend to publish future lists after the close of the next calendar quarter.
Wooden Bedroom Furniture from the People's Republic of China: Initiation of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Reviews
Document Number: E9-20625
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Department) has determined that two timely requests for new shipper reviews of the antidumping duty order on wooden bedroom furniture from the People's Republic of China (PRC) meet the statutory and regulatory requirements for initiation. For one of the two new shipper reviews that the Department is initiating, the period of review (POR) is January 1, 2009, through June 30, 2009. For the other new shipper review where the shipment entered after the period January 1, 2009, through June 30, 2009, the Department is initiating and extending the POR by thirty days, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.214(f)(2)(ii). The POR for this new shipper review is January 1, 2009, through July 30, 2009.
Glycine from the People's Republic of China: Notice of Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E9-20611
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On April 27, 2009, the U.S. Department of Commerce (the Department) published a notice of initiation of an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on glycine from the People's Republic of China (PRC). The review covers 86 producers/exporters of glycine from the PRC, including mandatory respondent Baoding Mantong Fine Chemistry Co., Ltd. (Baoding Mantong). Based on a withdrawal of request from GEO Specialty Chemicals, Inc. (GEO), a domestic producer of glycine, we are now rescinding this administrative review in full.
Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Request for Revocation in Part
Document Number: E9-20500
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') has received requests to conduct administrative reviews of various antidumping and countervailing duty orders and findings with July anniversary dates. In accordance with the Department's regulations, we are initiating those administrative reviews. The Department also received a request to revoke one antidumping duty order in part.
Certain Magnesia Carbon Bricks from the People's Republic of China: Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigation
Document Number: E9-20493
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Procedures for Importation of Supplies for Use in Emergency Relief Work
Document Number: E9-20346
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Procedures for Considering Requests and Comments From the Public for Textile and Apparel Safeguard Actions on Imports From Oman
Document Number: E9-20283
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Petroleum Wax Candles from the People's Republic of China: Request for Comments on the Scope of the Antidumping Duty Order and the Impact on Scope Determinations
Document Number: E9-20139
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``Department'') has considered certain novelty candles (i.e., candles in the shape of an identifiable object or with holiday-specific design both being discernable from multiple angles) outside the scope of the Order. See Antidumping Duty Order: Petroleum Wax Candles from the People's Republic of China, 51 Fed. Reg. 30686 (August 28, 1986) (``Order''). These exclusions were made in accordance with 19 C.F.R. Sec. 351.225(k)(1) and past Department practices. However, given the extremely large number of scope determinations requested by outside parties, the Department now seeks comments from the interested parties on the best method to consider whether novelty candles should or should not be included within the scope of the Order given the extremely large number of scope determinations requested by outside parties.
Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from Vietnam: Notice of Final Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Reviews
Document Number: E9-20060
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On July 2, 2009, the Department of Commerce (``Department'') published a notice of preliminary results of changed circumstances reviews of the antidumping duty order on frozen warmwater shrimp from Vietnam, and determined that Bac Lieu Fisheries Joint Stock Company (``Bac Lieu JSC''), Cadovimex Seafood Import-Export and Processing Joint Stock Company (``Cadovimex Vietnam''), Soc Trang Seafood Joint Stock Company (``STAPIMEX JSC''), Thuan Phuoc Seafoods and Trading Corporation (``Thuan Phuoc JSC''), and UTXI Aquatic Products Processing Corporation (``UTXI Corp.'') (collectively, ``Five CCR Requestors'') are successors-in-interest, respectively, to Bac Lieu Fisheries Company Limited (``Bac Lieu Limited''), Cai Doi Vam Seafood Import-Export Company (``Cadovimex''), Soc Trang Aquatic Products and General Import Export Company (``STAPIMEX''), Thuan Phuoc Seafoods and Trading Corporation (``Thuan Phuoc SOE''), and UTXI Aquatic Products Processing Company (``UTXI'') (collectively, ``Original Companies''), and should be accorded the same antidumping duty treatment as their respective Original Companies. However, the Department preliminarily found that Can Tho Import Export Fishery Limited Company (``CAFISH'') is not the successor-in-interest to Can Tho Agricultural and Animal Products Import Export Company (``CATACO'') for purposes of determining the antidumping duty cash deposit rate.\1\ For the final results, the Department continues to find that the Five CCR Requestors are the successors-in-interest to the respective Original Companies, and that CAFISH is not the successor-in-interest to CATACO.
Final Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review: Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube From Mexico
Document Number: E9-19822
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On June 18, 2009, the Department of Commerce (the Department) made its preliminary determination that Ternium Mexico S.A. de C.V. (Ternium) is the successor-in-interest to Hylsa S.A. de C.V. (Hylsa) and should be treated as such for antidumping duty cash deposit purposes. See Notice of Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review: Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube from Mexico, 74 FR 28887 (June 18, 2009) (Preliminary Results). For purposes of these final results of review, the Department has determined that Ternium is the successor-in-interest to Hylsa and, as a result, should be accorded the same treatment previously accorded to Hylsa in regard to the antidumping duty order on light-walled rectangular pipe and tube (LWRPT) from Mexico as of the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register.
Polyester Staple Fiber from Taiwan: Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review in Part
Document Number: E9-19802
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On June 24, 2009, in response to requests from the petitioner, the Department of Commerce published a notice of initiation of administrative review of the antidumping duty order on polyester staple fiber from Taiwan. The period of review is May 1, 2008, through April 30, 2009. The Department of Commerce is rescinding this review in part.
Final Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review: Certain Circular Welded Non-Alloy Steel Pipe and Tube from Mexico
Document Number: E9-19783
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On June 18, 2009, the Department of Commerce (the Department) made its preliminary determination that Ternium Mexico S.A. de C.V. (Ternium) is the successor-in-interest to Hylsa S.A. de C.V. (Hylsa) and should be treated as such for antidumping duty cash deposit purposes. See Notice of Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review: Certain Circular Welded Non-Alloy Steel Pipe and Tube from Mexico, 74 FR 28883 (June 18, 2009) (Preliminary Results). For purposes of these final results of review, the Department has determined that Ternium is the successor-in-interest to Hylsa and, as a result, should be accorded the same treatment previously accorded to Hylsa in regard to the antidumping duty order on certain circular welded non-alloy steel pipe and tube (standard pipe and tube) from Mexico as of the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register.
Energy Efficiency Trade Mission to India (November 16-20, 2009)
Document Number: E9-19777
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Wooden Bedroom Furniture from the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and New Shipper Reviews
Document Number: E9-19666
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On February 9, 2009, the Department of Commerce (``Department'') published its preliminary results and partial rescission in the antidumping duty administrative review and new shipper reviews (``NSRs'') of wooden bedroom furniture from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). The period of review (``POR'') for the administrative review and the new shipper reviews is January 1, 2007, through December 31, 2007. In the administrative review, we have determined that the participating mandatory respondent, Guangdong Yihua Timber Industry Co., Ltd. (``Yihua Timber''), made sales in the United States at prices below normal value. With respect to the remaining respondents in the administrative review, we have determined that these entities have provided sufficient evidence demonstrating that they are separate from the PRC-entity and, with the exception of Orient International Holding Shanghai Foreign Trading Co. Ltd. (``Orient International''), we have assigned a margin based on the rate calculated for Yihua Timber. For the NSRs, the Department also reviewed two exporter/producers, Golden Well International (HK), Ltd./Zhangzhou XYM Furniture Product Co., Ltd. (``Golden Well'') and Dongguan Sunshine Furniture Co., Ltd./Dongguan Sunshine Furniture Co., Ltd. (``Sunshine''). We invited interested parties to comment on our preliminary results in these reviews. Based on our analysis of the comments we received in these reviews, we made certain changes to our calculations for Yihua Timber and for the new shippers. The final dumping margins for these reviews are listed in the ``Final Results Margins'' section below.
Medical Trade Mission to India
Document Number: E9-19565
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Glycine From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E9-19563
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On April 8, 2009, the Department of Commerce (``Department'') published the preliminary results of the 2007-2008 administrative review of the antidumping duty order on glycine from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). See Glycine from the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 74 FR 15930 (April 8, 2009) (``Preliminary Results''). We gave interested parties an opportunity to comment on the Preliminary Results. Based upon our analysis of the comments and information received, we made changes to the margin calculation for the final results. We find that certain manufacturers/exporters sold subject merchandise at less than normal value during the period of review (``POR''), i.e., March 1, 2007, through February 29, 2008.
Certain Pasta From Italy: Notice of Final Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review and Revocation, in Part
Document Number: E9-19562
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On July 2, 2009, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') published a notice of initiation and preliminary results of a changed circumstances review and intent to revoke, in part, the antidumping duty order of certain pasta from Italy.\1\ The Department gave interested parties an opportunity to comment on the preliminary results and notice of intent to revoke, but received no comments. Therefore, the final results do not differ from the preliminary results of review and we are revoking the order, in part, with respect to gluten-free pasta.
Certain Preserved Mushrooms From the People's Republic of China: Notice of Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review:
Document Number: E9-19561
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to a request from Fujian Yu Xing Fruit and Vegetable Foodstuff Development Co., Ltd. (Yu Xing), the U.S. Department of Commerce (the Department) initiated an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain preserved mushrooms from the People's Republic of China for the period February 1, 2008, through January 31, 2009. See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Request for Revocation in Part, 74 19042 (April 27, 2009) (Initiation Notice). No other interested party requested an administrative review for this period. On July 24, 2009, Yu Xing withdrew its request for an administrative review. The withdrawal request was filed in a timely manner. Therefore, as discussed below, the Department is rescinding this administrative review.
Pressure Sensitive Plastic Tape From Italy: Final Results of Expedited Sunset Review
Document Number: E9-19430
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On May 1, 2009, the Department of Commerce (the Department) initiated a sunset review of the antidumping duty finding on pressure sensitive plastic tape (PSP Tape) from Italy pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). The Department conducted an expedited (120-day) sunset review of this finding. As a result of this sunset review, the Department finds that revocation of the antidumping duty finding would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping. The dumping margins are identified in the Final Results of Review section of this notice.
Affirmative Final Determination of Circumvention of the Antidumping Duty Order on Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon Steel Plate From the People's Republic of China
Document Number: E9-19339
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On October 20, 2008, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published in the Federal Register the initiation of an antidumping circumvention inquiry to determine if certain products produced by Tianjin Iron and Steel Co., Ltd. (Tianjin) and/or imported by Toyota Tsusho America, Inc. (Toyota Tsusho) constitute circumvention of the antidumping duty order on certain cut-to-length carbon steel plate from the People's Republic of China. See Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon Steel Plate from the People's Republic of China: Initiation of Antidumping Circumvention Inquiry, 73 FR 62250 (October 20, 2008). On July 14, 2009, the Department published its notice of affirmative preliminary determination of circumvention. See Affirmative Preliminary Determination of Circumvention of the Antidumping Duty Order on Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon Steel Plate from the People's Republic of China, 74 FR 33991 (July 14, 2009) (Preliminary Determination). We gave interested parties an opportunity to comment on the Preliminary Determination, and received no comments. Therefore, we continue to determine that imports of inquiry merchandise (as defined below) are circumventing the order on cut-to-length carbon steel plate from the People's Republic of China.
Certain Orange Juice from Brazil: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E9-19223
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On April 6, 2009, the Department of Commerce published its preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain orange juice from Brazil. The period of review (POR) is March 1, 2007, through February 29, 2008.
The Manufacturing Council: Meeting of the Manufacturing Council
Document Number: E9-19212
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Manufacturing Council will hold a meeting via teleconference to deliberate a draft letter of recommendation to the Secretary of Commerce.
Polyethylene Retail Carrier Bags from Thailand: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E9-19100
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to requests from interested parties, the Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on polyethylene retail carrier bags (PRCBs) from Thailand. The review covers two exporters/producers. The period of review is August 1, 2007, through July 31, 2008.
Magnesium Metal From the Russian Federation: Final Results and Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E9-19098
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On April 6, 2009, the Department of Commerce published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on magnesium metal from the Russian Federation. The review covers two manufacturers/exporters, PSC VSMPO-AVISMA Corporation (AVISMA) and Solikamsk Magnesium Works (SMW). The period of review (POR) is April 1, 2007, through March 31, 2008.
Carbon Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings from Japan: Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E9-19097
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On March 24, 2009, in response to a request from Benex Corporation (Benex), the Department of Commerce (the Department) published a notice of initiation of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain carbon steel butt-weld pipe fittings from Japan for the period February 1, 2008, through January 31, 2009. Because the sole request for review has been withdrawn, we are rescinding this review.
Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon Steel Plate From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results and Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E9-19096
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``Department'') is currently conducting the 2007/2008 administrative review of the antidumping duty order on Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon Steel Plate (``CTL Plate'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). The period of review (``POR'') is November 1, 2007, through October 31, 2008. We have preliminarily determined that Hunan Valin Xiangtan Iron & Steel Co. Ltd. (``Valin Xiangtan'') did not make sales to the United States of the subject merchandise at prices below normal value. Furthermore, we are preliminarily rescinding the review with respect to Anshan Iron & Steel Group (AISCO/Anshan International/Sincerely Asia Ltd.) (``Anshan''), Baoshan (Bao/Baoshan International Trade Corp./Bao Steel Metals Trading Corp., Shanghai Baosteel Group Corporation and Baoshan Iron and Steel Co., Ltd., Shanghai Pudong Steel & Iron Co.) (``Baoshan''), and Baosteel Group. If these preliminary results are adopted in our final results of this review, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') to assess antidumping duties on entries of subject merchandise from the POR, for which the importer-specific assessment rates are above de minimis.
Withdrawal of Application for Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instruments
Document Number: E9-19088
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Stainless Steel Sheet and Strip in Coils From Mexico; Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Intent Not To Revoke Order in Part
Document Number: E9-19008
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to requests from respondent, ThyssenKrupp Mexinox S.A. de C.V. (Mexinox S.A.) and Mexinox USA, Inc. (Mexinox USA) (collectively, Mexinox) and Petitioners,\1\ the Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on stainless steel sheet and strip in coils (S4 in coils) from Mexico. This administrative review covers imports of subject merchandise from Mexinox S.A. during the period July 1, 2007, to June 30, 2008.